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>> pelley: tonight, a political star falls to earth. jesse jackson, jr., pleads guilty to corruption. dean reynolds on how the congressman looted the funds of his donors. beware the first of march. that's when hundreds of thousands of workers will see their paychecks cut if the president and congress can't make a deal. >> this is one of the least -- or the most distasteful tasks i have faced in my four years in this job. >> pelley: reports from david martin and chip reid. a bail hearing for olympic runner oscar pistorius turns into a preview of his murder trial. emma hurd on how the defense tried to tear apart the prosecution's case. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. good evening. under the law, donations to a political campaign must be spent on the campaign. but today jesse jackson, jr., pleaded guilty to spending $750,000 of his donors' money on a lavish life-style. federal prosecutors say the looting began seven years ago, nearly half the time jackson has represented his chicago district in congress. jackson pleaded guilty
ay the looting began seven years ago nearly half the time jackson has represented his chicago district in congress. jackson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to make false statements in his campaign finance reports, mail fraud, and wire fraud. jackson's wife pleaded guilty to filing false income tax reports. the former congressman is the son of jesse jackson. he was born in 1965 on the very same month that his fatherd from selma to montgomery with martin luther king, jr. today jackson, jr. told the judge "i have misled the american people." here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: jesse jackson, jr., entered the courthouse quickly and then struggled with his emotions inside as he pleaded guilty to charges he spent campaign funds on himself his family and his house. his wife sandra a former chicago alderman, also pleaded guilty. as he left court, jackson apologized. >> i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> reporter: jackson's lawyer reed weingarten said it was a difficult morning. >> it was a morning that had to come. jesse needed to come to terms with his misconduct and those who were in co
that his father marched from selma to montgomery with martin luther king, jr. today, jackson, jr., told the judge, "i have misled the t american people." here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: jesse jackson, jr., entered the courthouse quickly and then struggled with his emotions inside as he pleaded guilty to charges he spent campaign funds on himself, his family and his house. his wife sandra, a former chicago alderman, also pleaded guilty. as he left court, jackson apologized. >> i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> reporter: jackson's lawyer, reed weingarten, said it was a difficult morning. >> but it was a morning that had to come. jesse needed to come to terms with his misconduct, and those who were in court saw that he did precisely that. >> reporter: david miller is a jackson friend and former state legislator. did you see this coming? >> no, not really. i think it was a surprise to all of us. >> reporter: is there an acute sense of disappointment in that district? >> oh, absolutely. at one point, he was a shining star, young, good looking, articulate. >> reporter: over the las
>>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. is facing federal charges. how much money prosecutors say he stole from his campaign and what he allegedly used money to buy. >> beyonce's second d.c. show sold out this morning in one minute, why experts say most fans never had a chance to get a ticket. >> later on the news edge dedicated fans camp out for days in the cold wet weather for a pair of shoes, why police want to be there when the shoes go on sale at 11:00. >> keep it right here. fox 5 news at 10:00 is coming right back.  >>> well, i bet you're one of these folks like me, dozens frustrated beyonce fans in the d.c. area tonight, they missed out on tickets to her first july concert. today they missed out on a chance to get tickets on the second july date when the tickets sold out in a matter of seconds. tonight they want to know how is that possible? fox 5's maureen umeh has the story. >> a lot of fans have been sounding off on our facebook and twitter pages calling for an investigation into ticketmaster and other places that sell tickets. they want to know how tickets w
. >> jesse jackson jr. could face up to five years in prison after admitting to misusing $70,000 in campaign funds. he will also plead guilty to charges of filing of all -- of false tax return. rebecca cooper a has more in our newsroom. >> he said he did not want to waste time or money. the recently-resigned congressman did plead guilty and his wife pleads guilty to tax fraud. now they plead for leniency as the defense is the picture of the remorseful politicians struggling with mental illness. jesse jackson jr. was grim-faced when he arrived at court accompanied by his publicist judy smith. his lawyer, a well-known defense attorney, did speak to reporters, making it clear that jackson's hospitalization for bipolar disease would be part of his defense. >> it turns out that jesse has serious health issues. many of you know about the. we will talk about them extensively with the court's. these health issues are related to his present predicament. >> there is a list of items jackson is accused of buying with campaign funds including a rolex watch, children's furniture, $5,000 for furs, and thou
it is like to work and live together. they will >> in entertainment news, fans of michael jackson may want to make plans to get to vegas. >> a new show -- it is opening this summer. it is called "michael jackson grumman one a." -- "michael jackson i." the show is the second collaboration between this company and jackson's estate. the first production was the traveling show. >> cynne simpson and arch campbell are in california to cover the academy awards. >> did you see him in his tuxedo? before he left, he gave us his tips for who he thinks will be the big winners. >> this is oscar buzz. many oscar contest feel like a good election, too close to call. >> all men are created equal. >> jones was the early favorite to win best supporting actor. his competition includes robert deniro, the obsessive compulsive father. >> when light reaches out like a moment, it is the senate to not treat -- cannot reach back. >> i think his rousing finale speech will win and best supporting actor. >> having sex with everybody in the office. >> any women? >> yes. >> how about the best actors contest? jennifer la
thompson, brenda jackson and miss virginia marshal and then jake kosac and leona hunter, nathan apple and linda cook and you have two minutes each. >> good evening to president nkoyo iyamba and vice president fewer and carranza and all board members and all assembled. i stand proudly as the president of the san francisco alliance of black school educators to introduce you to two women who will enlighten you on the grass roots organization that are in commitment to the students of san francisco, but most importantly, supportive to our african american youth. first i would like to present, our vice president, virginia marshal, chair person, of the world reknowned african american honor roll. brenda jackson of the third, and musical and step competition. >> and school is in session, good evening. >> what is the news? i have good news to share. before i get to the good news, i just want to say to president norton and fewer and superintendent carranza and staff and the president of uesf and ladies ladies and gentlemen and our beloved ester. i have a special thank you for what happened nex
if you are a jackson. >> janet managed to keep one thing under wraps for a few months but we will reveal her big secret. >> the cat is out of the bag. >> and jacoby jones will dance for the judges but who is going to be alongside with him? dancing with the stars we will tell you more about who is going to be on the season. that will be revealed ahead. >>> and as we go to break, a live look down at the inner haror. yesterday it was butte -- harbor. yesterday it was beautiful and changes could be on the way. lynette is straight ahead withmaryland's most accurate forecast when good morning maryland continues. >> hive i am beth troutman. >> and i am steven baitman. >> here are videos you want to share. >> you hear kangaroos are good boxers this is how they train this is love bug at the exotic experience and he is using that stuffed hippo as a punching bag and there's other animals a dog and referee and at the end of the video love bug gets upset at the referee chases the ref out of the ring but definitely beating up on the hippo. >> a fun video to watch and amotley crue of animals. this vide
story tonight, jesse, jackson, jr., entered a plea today admitting he schemed to spend three quarter of a million dollars of campaign funds on himself. fox 5's bob barnard has more on what federal investigators call one of the worst cases of corruption. >> jesse jackson, jr., the 47- year-old disgraced former illinois congressman, name sake son of the famed civil rights leader, pled guilty in a federal courtroom in washington to participate in a seven-year conspiracy to defraud his political supporters of their campaign contributions. leaving court jackson spoke briefly. >> not a proud day. >> i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> did you say you're sorry? >> he's now facing up to five years in prison. >> the guilty plea today is so tragic because it represents such wasted potential. >> u.s. attorney for the district of columbia, ron, layed out the government's case against jackson and his coconspirator. she is also pled guilty and facing up to three years in prison for failing to report $600,000 in income between 2005 and 2011. >> in all, jesse jackson, jr., and his wife conver
, jesse jackson, jr., pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy. bruce johnson joins us live from district court. bruce, you were there when jesse, jr., and his family left the courthouse. >> you were there. $750,000 in campaign contributions that he and his wife converted to their personal use. bring you the very latest. after saying there wouldn't be any comment, except from his defense attorney, in leaving the courthouse, we did get the former illinois congressman, jesse jackson, jr., to say a few things. we tried to get comment from his father, the reverend jesse jackson, the civil rights icon, the political guru, if you will, of the progressive democratic wing. this is what they had to say. the wife had more to say than the reverend, take a listen. >> what do you say? >> people in chicago. a quick message. >> not a proud day. i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> reverend, there has to be a message to people in chicago, given your family so much. >> a little later. >> well, do you have anything? >> we love the people of chicago. we love the people of chicago. >> how are you guys
? >> we don't want to give it away. it's a cute one. >>> big news for michael jackson's immediate family. always big news from the jackson family. his teenage son is making another important move. and just wait until you hear what it's all about his sister just did. that's all coming up in "the skinny." >> we just had a guy on "entertainment tonight" doing his thing. jacksons are doing a lot of stuff. plus interesting news about janet coming out. so all kinds of jackson dirt this morning. so stick around. >>> but first that blizzard. by the end of the day, the chicago and detroit areas are going to get some snow from all of it. thankfully for travelers stranded in denver's airport, things are finally getting back to normal. >> dozens of flights at major mid western airports today have already been canceled. watches and warnings are posted in 19 states from oklahoma to maine. abc's meteorologist ginger zee begins our coverage. >> reporter: it's a textbook blizzard. smothering texas, oklahoma, kansas and missouri. look at this time lapse video. amarillo, disappearing in snow. >> see what i
is on tuesday. >>> jesse jackson, jr., the son of the civil rights leadser charged with misusing campaign funds and his wife, sandi jackson is charged with campaign fraud. the charges might be a surprise, the enormous amount of money involved is there. >> reporter: the justice department dropped the bomb today on once was chicago's powerful political couples. jealousy and sandi jackson. jesse diverted campaign cash to support a lavish lifestyle by his wife. both husband and wives agreed to the charges and hope for leniency in sentencing. sandi jackson's attorneys released this statement. >> i suspect also she will be basically throwing her future in the hands of a federal judge and hopefully, this judge will decide whether one or both or neither do time. >> instructor: since 2007, the jacksons filed false tax returns and campaign reports to conceal an outrageous personal spending habits for luxuries $582,000 in charges, $167,000 directly from the jackson congress' campaign fund. $40,000 for a watch and $10,000 in children's furniture. $5,000 for fur c
news. the wife of jesse jackson junior at any moment expected to follow in her husband's footsteps, pleading guilty to campaign funds. will get you the latest on that. senator has come clean about fathering a son out of wedlock three decades ago. why he decided to keep it a secret for years and now why is he telling everybody. one of the things we thought you should know. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. there is limited data on how these drugs compare
, jesse jackson, jr., has admitted that he violated campaign finance laws. reportedly he signed papers admitting that he used political contributions to buy a $40,000rolex, travel expenses for a friend, and furniture for his home here in washington. the son of civil rights leader, jesse jackson, resigned from congress last year siting health issues. under the terms of the deal, jackson's sentence could range from probation to prison time. >>> who is more popular than president obama, vice president biden and house speaker, john boehner, and doesn't have a political job? hillary clinton, that's who. released the poll in which the former secretary of state was voted the most popular national political figure. clinton's favorable rating beat the president by ten points. the telephone poll began last week and ended monday, just as clinton was leaving her job. >> 50 years ago, tomorrow, robert f. kennedy set out on a remarkable walk along the cno canal toe path. that says a lot about his sheer force of will and how much the country lost when >>> 50 years ago tomorrow, robert f. kennedy set
aid to other countries and spoke at the university of virginia. >>> well, jesse jackson, jr.'s political career has derailed further. he pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds. >> jk son entered a plea in federal court. prosecutors said he used the money for gifts including two hats belonging to emergency mrnlings a rolex watch and furniture. >> there is reason for optimism. a man that talented, a man that devoted to public service, a man who's done so much for so many, there will be another chap trp of jesse jackson. >> jackson is facing up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. he will be sentenced june 28th. >> you may have to start leaving for the airport even earlier. why we may see longer lines starts as sun as next month. >>> two major office supply chains are joining sources. we'll tell you about the deal between office depot and office max. >>> a cold windy day. waves rolling in in ocean city. man, it was cold on the beach and across the entire state. we'll talk about when the winds relent and when we could see more wintry weather around here. that's straig
baker in our #:00 hour. >>> former congressman jesse jackson and his wife are expected to plead guilty to federal corruption charges in d.c. the couple is accused spending more than $750,000 in campaign cash to pie personal luxury items. jackson, jr. is facing up to five years in prison. he resigned from the house of representatives last november. sandy jackson, who is a former chicago alderman, faced charges of filing false tax returns and could also see some jail time. >>> newly pointed sex of state john kerry will make his first public address since joining the president's cabinet. at 11:00, kerry will speak at the university of virginia about president obama's invests in foreign policy. after kerry addresses students and teachers in charlottesville, sits down with the president at the white house this afternoon. >>> still ahead, lance armstrong back in the spotlight today. we are going to tell you why coming up. >> a huge gas explosion rocks an upscale kansas city shopping district. this morning, cadaver dogs are still on the scene. we'll have an update coming up next. >> but first
jackson in washington with more on what the >> the obama administration is expected to unveil new initiatives to put a stop to cyber stealing. hallie jackson has more on what we can hear today from our washington bureau. >> today the obama administration will announce it is going after countries which spy on the u.s. by hacking into our online systems. >> it is something we're working on constantly and we will take necessary measures to enhance our cybersecurity. >> the white house wants fines and other sanctions as part of a more aggressive stance on cyberattacks, especially those from china the news comes a couple of days after a firm linked to a chinese military units was accused of stealing secrets. countries spying on other countries online is nothing new, according to cyber security experts. but what is different about the china hack is the focus of u.s. infrastructure. >> that could give them leverage to either launch an attack or just have political leverage in knowing the vulnerabilities of our nation. >> officials in beijing and said they had nothing to do with the cyber
in the manassas area, i've been telling but this accident. route 234 between lake jackson and dumfries road, one lane is now getting by in each direction. tow trucks have arrived at the scene. again in manassas one lane is getting by in each direction. just when you thought you were in the clear, there's another accident on the inbound side of i-66 as you leave manassas toward centreville before route 29. it's in the center of the road. watch out for that as well. that's going to affect your drive coming in from manassas now on inbound 66. let's take a live look northbound i-95 incident free this morning. that's a good thing on springfield and 395 as well. on the other side of town coming in on prince george's county road, route 50, the bw parkway look good through cheverly. a live look here in college park. back to you guys. >>> it's just crazy. that's the neighborhood reaction after two teenagers were shot in prince george's county yesterday evening. one teen has died. the other is in the hospital in critical condition. >> this is the second suitland high school student to be shot to death in
. >> coming up next, janet jackson shows she's good at keeping secrets. what she has revealed about a love life. >> what do you do when your child feels like they're born in the wrong body? >> on to that big dancing with the stars are reveale -we will- learned which celebrity will compete in the show's 16th season. >> we have learned the name of one contestant. jacoby jones will be there. in our 6:00 hour, hour cynne simpson will be joining us live from los angeles with a preview of the big retail -- reveal. >> janet jackson and her billionaire businessman beyonce work -- have been married since last year. the couple issued a statement saying that they tied the knot in a private and beautiful ceremony. the wedding gift to one another was contributions to their favorite children's charities. >> a belated congratulations. 4:57. 39 biggert -- 35 degrees. >> learn how congress plans to honor
, hopefully the situation with jesse jackson junior and his wife will be straightened out. we need to be mindful of our congressmen and people in politics to make sure that they are taking care of -- number two, i would like to make a comment that we need to make sure that we are -- our congress, rather, is paying attention to what is about to take place with the automatic spending cuts, and we need to make sure the military is secure and not to cut too much of the military. host: that is monica in homestead. larry in hernando, mississippi, a democrat. seco last night, -- caller: last night we heard about getting out of her recession. these republicans are going to destroy the tax base, so we will be in a mess. i am a 56-year-old army veteran , and i think we are going back to the wild west. only police officers should be able to carry weapons. if you are going hunting, you should have to call the state and say you are going hunting. otherwise, we are definitely going back to the wild, wild west. host: have you ever owned a gun privately? caller: i own guns now. host: do you thin
-based community for help. >>> the attorney for jesse jackson jr. says his client has taken responsibility for misconduct. now the former congressman will have to convince the judge responsible for his sentencing. jackson pleaded guilty in federal court to a super charge, accused of spending $750,000 in campaign money on everything from jewelry and expensive clothing to furniture and political mehmmorabilia. his attorney says jackson's recent struggle with mental illness should factor into his sentence. sudden those health issues are directly related. that's not an execution. that's just a fact. >>> hi faces up to five years in prison. >> we have some bitter cold air on top of us right now. it is going to get even colder. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson taking a look at our plunging temperatures. >> that's right. we're likely to see them drop as low as they did this morning. the wind is still with us. outside right now it looks pretty, right? but it's cold. you're looking at your hour-by-hour forecast. windchill readings will be headed on to the teen by 10:00. >> we sit at 32 t
to replace lisa jackson at the epa. mccarthy currently serves as assistant administrator for the epa office of air and radiation. the nuclear physicist ernest moniz meanwhile is reportedly the pick to head the energy department. a former undersecretary of energy under president clinton, moniz currently heads the energy initiative at mit the group food and water watch has started a petition against his potential bid, citing his support to the gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. virginia lawmakers have approved a new measure imposing strict requirements for photo id at the polls. the bill would force voters to produce government-issued documents such as a driver's license, passport or a voter-id card in order to cast their ballots. although republican governor bob mcdonnell is expected to sign the measure into law, the justice department will have to sign off on its adoption. the voting rights act mandates federal oversight of voting laws in states with a history of disenfranchising african- americans. the fbi has launched a probe of potential insider trading in t
are also being talked about as candidates. >>> jesse jackson, junior and his wife are expected to plead guilty to misusing campaigns. prosecutors say used $50 to, in campaign money for -- $750,000 in campaign money for personal use. jackson's wife is charged with filing false tax returns. jackson resigned shortly after being re-elected. >>> there's new information about christopher dorner suspected of killing four people. investigators now believe stoner stalked at least five top l.a.p.d. officials before -- dorner stalked at least five top l.a.p.d. officers before the killings. all had direction to fire dorner. now, charlie beck has ordered a complete investigation about how dorner was fired. dorner complained. he was -- dorner claimed he was a target of racism as he worked for the l.a.p.d. >> i do not believe that's justified, but -- and this is a big caveat -- it needs to be address. we are only as good as the public thinks we are. >> the former police officer turned fugitive died during a mountain cabin shootout a week ago. >>> police in the north bay are investigating a string of b
prosecutors charged jesse jackson jr. with fraud and conspiracy saying the former representative and his wife used campaign money for personal expenses, spending reportedly close to $750,000, a rolex watch purchased and michael jackson memorabilia, both expected to plead guilty. >>> olympian oscar pistorius crying in a south africa courtroom today. prosecutors plan to charge the double amputee with premeditated murder. he's accused of shooting his girl friend in his home. if convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in prison. he was the first double amputee to compete in the olympic games. >>> what would you do for these sneakers? they come in limited numbers and very hard to get. in some cases they have sparked violence, but as matt ackland reports, local law enforcement agencies are prepared this time around. >> the game is the game until it isn't. >> tomorrow is the biggest day. >> reporter: it's almost here, just a few hours left to wait. some of these guys have been waiting in the cold and wet weather out in front of the mall at prince george's since monday, all of it for an expen
. >> jesse jackson, jr., and his wife will be in federal court tomorrow. they're accused of spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. now, both have agreed to plead guilty. jackson is charged with conspiracy and his wife's accused of filing false federal tax returns. >>> president obama's obama's campaign to blame congress for sequestration spending cuts continue today at the white house where he urged lawmakers to adopt a temporary fix if they can't find a solution. while the local leaders are out there, calling reporters in today to say how terrible see cress strags will be -- sequestration. blame the other guy. for february, the other guy. they would rather have these cuts go into expect than closethe tax loopholes for wealthiest americans. >> president obama prefers -- from republican house speaker john boehner, the president offered no credible plan that can pass congress, only more calls for higher taxes. the american public understand the revenue debate is now closed. and when the president says he'll negotiate. >> so my door is open. >> a top aid house majority leader
. bye bye. >>> michael jackson's son's first day here at "e.t." >>> plus, is alec baldwin being accused of a hate crime? i'm nancy o'dell. >> and i'm rob marciano. >> alec's racist rant? investigated by new york's hate crime unit. "e.t." with new video. >> plus, alec's all-time nastiest run-in. >>> then, mindy mccready's kids after her apparent suicide. was she under investigation for her boyfriend's death? >>> and justin. the alleged bieber murder plot caught on tape. >> i use a necktie on my victims. >>> michael jackson's son joins forces with us. >> i'm giving prince michael a crash course on being an "e.t." correspondent. >> it's not as easy as it looks. >> i have heard that before you do an interview, do ten push-ups. >> warming up for his first job. interviewing the men of "oz the
to 34%, cuccinelli would get 31%. >> breaking news. former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr., has now pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds. he admitted to using nearly $750,000 for personal expenses. jackson's wife, a former chicago alderman is due in court a few hours from now. that is when she is expected to plead guilty as well for falsifying tax returns. if we will have much more coming up tonight on abc7 is starting at 5:00. former new orleans mayor ray nagin it is said to be arraigned today on charges he accepted nearly $200,000 in bribes. he was indicted next month on 21 federal counts. today to a federal magistrate " set bail and prosecutors may ask to take away his passport. >> police in south africa say olympic runner oscar pistorius is a flight risk and they are asking a judge not to grant him bail. police brought the of the npt to court for a second day of a bill dealing. they say while searching the veteran they found testosterone needles and 38 caliber ammunition in a safe. they say he and his girlfriend had a fight on valentine's day which led him to shoot and
to the polls in chicago today to select a democratic nominee to replace former congressman jesse jackson, jr. jackson was found guilty last week of illegally spending his campaign funds. the winner of today's contest will have to take on a republican in a later race. but the democratic nominee is widely expected to easily win the seat. >>> everyone remembers 9/11 but today marks the 20th anniversary of the first terrorist attack on the world trade center. a ceremony is under way to honor the six people who died in the 1993 blast. another 1,000 were hurt by the explosion in a garage below one of the twin towers. six islamic extremists were convicted of carrying out the bombing. >>> still ahead on wusa9 at noon, more than a dozen people killed in a hot air balloon crash. details ahead. >>> plus, the flip side of gun control. we'll take you to a town where everyone is required to own a firearm. those stories and more just ah >>> at least 18 people are dead following a hot air balloon crash in egypt. it happened in luxor. it caught fire and plunged into a sugar field. officials say an explosion
. joining us now is david jackson. he's live in northwest. david, thanks so much for joining us. let's talk about this breakdown and this was released by the obama administration. they say schools could lose about $533,000 and $1 million set aside for environmental protection would go away. >> education being the primary area where most of the cuts would fall. that's the area that president obama has been emphasizing the last several days. >> you take a look at maryland and you see the number is higher. schools can stand to lose $14 million and take a look at the defense cuts and get an idea how critical defense employees are going to feel this. 46,000 employees just in maryland would be furloughed. >> and also virginia. defense is probably the second biggest area that president obama likes to talk about. in fact, he's going down to newport news to talk about how these cuts will affect that industry. national defense and education are his two primary things. >> states would face, what was interesting, we talk about 14 million gone, plus an additional $13.9 million for children with disa
's fall from grace. what jesse jackson jr. admitted to federal investigators. former council member leslie johnson is out of prison. she was released after serving time. her husband is still behind bars. when the two were arrested in 2010, leslie johnson tried to hide tens of thousands of dollars in her underwear and admitted flushing a check down the toilet. she served her sentence in west virginia where martha stewart served. >>> former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. reached a plea deal with prosecutors over the misuse of campaign funds. nbc news has learned today that under this deal jackson admits using campaign contributions for his personal use, including the purchase of a $40,000 rolex watch, travel expenses for a friend and furniture for his washington home. his sentence would be decided by a federal judge and could range from probation to prison time. jackson resigned, you'll recall, from congress citing health issues. he represented his district on chicago's south side for 17 years. >>> right now, we are tracking a dangerous storm. meteorologist veronica johnson is up nex
on to sentencing. peterson is facing 60 years in prison. >>> jesse jackson jr. may be in court this week as well. the former congressman plans to plead guilty to using campaign money to buy luxury items. he faces five years in jail and the loss of his federal pension. jackson resigned his u.s. congressional seat last november after nearly 17 years, representing chicago. jesse jackson sr. says his son, who suffers from bipolar disorder is under, quote, tight medical supervision. and now for a look at what's trending today. the first lady's new bangs have had the internet buzzing since their debut last month. now she's revealing the real story behind the do to rachel ray. >> but this is my mid life crisis, the bangs. i couldn't get a sports car. they won't let me bungee jump. >> you went for the bangs. >> i went for the bangs. >> you're the boss of your hair. >> i can do this. this is all mine. >> we can all say a mid life crisis never look ed so good. >>> fergie is growing her own lovely baby hump, black eyed peas singer took to twitter to announce that she and husband josh duhamel are expecting
it. 37 degrees. >> an update on jesse jackson jr., dealing with >> run jesse jackson says his son, former congressman jesse jackson, jr., is understood medical supervision. he says his son is struggling with bipolar disorder, compounded by the stresses of that its legal troubles. he was charged with conspiracy for allegedly spending $
. much more ahead at 5:38. >> huge legal troubles for two former leaders. and congressman jesse jackson jr. and f >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> brenda heck, added pain for students at suitland high school and already grieving the murder of a 15-year-old classmate from monday. they learned a second student was murdered on tuesday. good morning, washington. it's wednesday, february 20. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. great to have you along on this wednesday. i want to point out a two school delays. allegany county's enriched on a two hour delay. and garrett county also on a two hour delay. -- allegany county's ridge district on a two hour delay. >> 30 degrees in gaithersburg 32 in frederick, 35 in d.c. any moisture left over from yesterday will freeze on the roads. watch for the potential for black ice today. a few slippery spots early this morning. by 10:00 that should go away. it will be a blustery day. temperatures will be in the upper 30's, but it will feel like 20's throughout the day. keeping our eye on another system that will br
to everyone on both sides of the aisle. >>> former congressman jesse jackson, jr. and his wife are expected to plead guilty to federal corruption charges in d.c. the couple is accused of spending more than $507,000 in campaign cash to buy personal luxury items like watches, furs and furniture. jackson resigned from the house of representatives last november. sandy jackson could get up to three years. >>> a possible change to d.c. traffic lights. how it could affect your commute. >> a huge gas explosion rocks an upscale kansas city shopping district. this morning, cadaver dog on the scene. we have an update coming up next.   -- dogs on the scene.   we have an update coming up next.  [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double awesome. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. [ malcrrkkhshziiiizzlllee. to this symphony of flavor: beautiful. shhhhshshshshhshshhhhhsshh
because his offshore home in italy makes him a flight risk. >>> jesse jackson entered a guilty plea in a d.c. court. just moments ago he pled guilty to criminal charges. he was accused of misuse of campaign funds and conspiracy. his wife is also charged with filing false tax returns. she's scheduled to appear in court this afternoon. the couple spent $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. jackson rep signed his congressional seat in december after serving 17 years in office. >>> prosecutors are calling more witnesses today in the murder trial of jason scott. the prince george's county man is charged with murdering delores dewitt. their bodies were found in a burning car. jurors say this video yesterday is from a police cruiser the night that the car was burned. he's already serving on unrelated crimeless and he's a person of interest in three other murders. >>> we're still nine months away from the gubernatorial election but it's already going to be a fight race. mcauliffe and ciccinelli are tied at 38%. mcauliffe has a 34 to 31 lead over bolling. >>> next, the new video describe
. i am hallie jackson in washington. hey! did you know that honey t cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >> president obama will hit the road today taking his warnings about severe budget cuts to virginia. >> some republicans say the president should be on capitol hill to work on the deadline. >> hallie jackson has more. >> the curtain is rising on another day of political theater in washington. president obama will be going to newport news to warrant what could happen if $85 billion in automatic spending cuts kick in in just three days. it doesn't look like either side is working on a deal. just crafting bills that and not likely to pass both chambers. we may see some republicans that would shift the responsibility for the cuts to the white house. that does not have a good chance of
'm kai jackson. >> plus, spring training opening day. the orioles are gearing up to take the field in florida. what adam jones is saying about this year's season. >> taking a live look outside, it is a wet and cold start to our weekend in this area. so, will conditions clear up at some point? we hope so. meteorologist tim williams has the answer in first warning weather forecast. >> eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> good morning. welcome to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm gigi barnett. first, here's what people are talking about today. >>> major-league action against the pretennis johns hopkins hospital. millions of dollars in lawsuits filed by patients after their gynecologist is accused of secretly videotaping one of them. meghan mccorkell speaks to one of the patients who is suing. >> reporter: good morning, the first two lawsuits were filed against johns hopkins on friday and many more are expected to come. >> i cannot believe it. >> that's a violation. >> this is shocking. >> reporter: patient after patient of the d
cialis for daily use and a 30-tablet free trial. >> we need help message from jesse jackson. he sphoke before leading a march in the park if where a 15 year old honor student was gunned down this week. she was a member of the high school band shot and killed just days after performing after the presidential inauguration. she was talk friends and got caught up in a middle of a gang shooting. they saw 500 murders in 2012 and coming off deadliest january in more than a decade. jackson said there are thingings that need to be done beyond looking at gun laws. reverend jackson a guest at 11:00 a.m.. watch it here on fox news. >> people exposed to some sort of chemically balanced in an air force base it is it the top story in the fox trip across america. >> florida. hasmat responding to a air base after a maintenance team experienced chest pains and some were taken to the hospital. they were working on a f-16 jet when they started to have trouble breathing. they suspect a hydrogen leak. california, woah. an old power plant comes crashing down in chula vista and making way for redevelopment of
democratic star, jesse jackson, jr. now waits to learn his punishment. the former chicago area congressman pleaded guilty to federal charges yesterday. jackson and his wife admitted misusing three-quarters of a million dollars in campaign funds on personal items. the 47-year-old jackson faces up to five years in prison at his sentencing in june. >>> it is 5:03. jessica doyle is watching your money. >> she's here to tell us about a tough day on wall street yesterday. >> absolutely. for some time now we've really enjoyed low interest rates, it helps us with our car loans, mortgage rates. the problem is we're not so sure how long that's going to last. minutes from the last month's fed meeting show some policymakers were concerned that keeping interest rates near historic lows, that could fuel innation and turn around and hurt the market. the fed plans to evaluate its current interest rate policy at its next meeting march 19 and 20. that spooked the partial. stocks slipped from the recent five-year highs on concerns the fed could roll back its promise to keep interest rates low. checking the n
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